Searson-Anderson, Betty May – Peacefully on Thursday, June 16, 2022, Betty May Searson-Anderson passed away in her sleep at Blue Water Health, C.E.E campus at the age of 83 years. A lifelong resident of Lambton County, Betty touched the lives of many people. Most of her teaching career was spent at Queen Elizabeth II Public School in Petrolia and Brigden Public School. Her passion was family history, and Betty remembered not just her students, but often the connection to various extended family members as well. Betty worked tirelessly on behalf of the Federation of Women Teachers’ Association during her career and after retirement, she focused her energies on supporting the work of Christ Anglican Church, Petrolia. She held the position of treasurer for the St. James’ Cemetery and Chapel Board (Brooke Twp.) for more years than anyone can remember. She was the institutional memory and will be sorely missed. Loving Mother of Janet (David) Whitehead and Grandma to Kathryn Whitehead (Barry Hunnakko) and Brian (Ingrid) Whitehead. Betty had one very special great-granddaughter, Rose Whitehead. Dear sister of Joan Roberts, Anne Walker, Mary Ethel Douglas and Roy (Debra) Searson. Survived by many nieces and nephews as well as her brothers and sisters-in law, Marlene (Joseph) Nauta and Wayne (Elaine) Anderson. Predeceased by her beloved husband, William Lyle “Bill” Anderson (2021), her parents John (1984) and Leah (1997) (Heaton) Searson, and her brothers-in-law Bill Roberts, Ron Walker and Ken Douglas.
Visitation will be held at Steadman Brothers Funeral Chapel on Friday, June 17, 2022 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2:00 pm at St. James’ Chapel, 7991 Churchill Line, Watford with interment to follow at the St. James’ Cemetery.